(WJBK) - For the past 54 years, downtown Howell has welcomed the annual Melon Festival. This three day summer festival is a tribute to Howell's agricultural heritage as it serves up the famed Howell melon, a delicious cantaloupe grown only in Howell. This is a milestone year as the festival turns 55 and we plan to make it the biggest and best one yet! Events will include the Howell Melon Run, Doc May's Memorial Bike Ride, live entertainment, fresh-made melon ice cream, Ultimate Air Dogs, giant yard games, demonstrations, a carnival, train rides, a classic car show, a fine arts and wares show, plenty of shopping and delicious food.
All weekend long there will be free crafts, games, a toddler dance party, kids karaoke competition, Salsarita's Kids Salsa Creation Class, magic show and lots of prize giveaways.
For a complete listing of the festival schedule, please visit www.howellrecreation.org.